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Garretson, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Garretson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Minnehaha County at latitude 43.7148 and longitude -96.5033. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,506 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Garretson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Garretson, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Garretson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Garretson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Garretson, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,300
Population in Households 1,276
Population in Familes 1,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 898
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 505
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 376
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 400 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $146,617
Average Home Value $177,500


Median Household Income $57,431
Average Household Income $68,667
Per Capita Income $25,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.59% 2.42%
Households 2.8% 2.59%
Families 4.81% 2.43%
Median Household Income   4.75%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Garretson, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garretson to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 85th
Population Density1 # 106 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 287 27th
Median Household Income # 46 88th
Per Capita Income # 193 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.